The biggest issue most families face on a weekly basis is trying to come up with meals that aren’t time consuming but are still healthy, delicious, and pleasing to all family members. One option people typically don’t think about incorporating into their weekly meal rotation to save time is frozen food. Below are a few reasons why you should try including frozen foods into your meal rotation:
1. Frozen food can be a healthy option.
For those times the entire family has had a long day, there’s no better way to get the home-cooked feel – quickly! – than to opt for a frozen food option. Unbeknownst to most, there are many healthy frozen food options; just take the time to look at the nutrition facts before you buy.
- Look for products that include fiber to keep you feeling full
- Ensure saturated fat levels are low
- Pay attention to essential nutrient levels – vitamins A and D are important!
- Avoid products that are high in sodium
2. Frozen meal options can save you money.
Frozen foods are not only a time saver but also a great way to save money. The average cost of catfish at your local seafood counter can be anywhere from $7.99-$12.99, with the tendency to fluctuate in more substantial ways depending on the market. When opting for a frozen catfish option such as frozen Heartland Catfish products, you can save yourself the uncertainty of fluctuating market prices.
3. Availability and convenience make it worth it.
A couple things that could easily ruin set dinner plans is a lack of fresh product availability at your local store, and the need to cook your protein at the right time to ensure optimal freshness. By choosing frozen options, worrying about the local availability and freshness of your protein is no longer an issue. Heartland’s U.S. farm-raised catfish is frozen within minutes of its harvest, at its freshest point. Stocking up on frozen options also eliminates midweek runs to the grocery store, and there’s no need to prep and clean your meat of choice.
For those looking to try something new, incorporating frozen foods into your meal plan could be the perfect shift for your family. Heartland’s frozen catfish options include catfish nuggets and fillets. Learn more about our frozen options here, and ask for them by name at your local grocery store or food retailer.